While the Indian sensation Virat Kohli has found his Midas touch when it comes to white-ball cricket, the player is yet to replicate a similar performance in the longest format of the game. As India looks to lock horns against Australia in the opening game of the Border Gavaskar Trophy, all eyes will be on Virat Kohli.
With the team India still looking to book their berth in the finals of the World Test Championship, their biggest challenge lies ahead of them in form of the Number 1 ranked side in the world who are coming into the series after two big wins over South Africa and West Indies.
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Australian skipper Pat Cummins who has been a workhorse for his side is excited about the upcoming series and wants to ensure to his side comes out with positive results to consolidate their place in the WTC Finals.
Rashid Latif Warns Virat Kohli To Be Careful Around Pat Cummins
While there are going to be some interesting match-ups throughout the entire series, one of the biggest key battles could turn out be to Virat Kohli matched up against the Australian skipper Pat Cummins. The bowler has dismissed Kohli 5 times in their 6 clashes and would once again be looking for that coveted wicket.
Former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif while talking on his Youtube channel credited Cummins’ for his bowling skills and added that the bowler could emerge as the biggest threat to Virat Kohli.
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“Pat Cummins has really troubled Kohli by dismissing him five times in six games. He may not have such domination against any other batter. The way he angles the ball in and then manages to take it away will trouble batters like Kohli and Babar Azam. So this is definitely a battle to watch out for and Cummins will be a threat whether the ball is new or reversing,”
India who are currently in second place in the WTC standings will be looking for an emphatic series win to confirm their place in the finals. Australia on the other hand, have nothing but secured their place, and just needs to come out with a draw in the four-match series.
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